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Sometimes Better Left Unseen, a poem



You know nothing –
When you think
That you know me.
No – not even I
May know
The rhythm and rhyme
Of my own soul
For its truths
Are out of reach
Just hints and theories
That delude.
For what masquerades
As one thing –
Can be something
Entirely different
Unseen to the naked eye
We feel we move in one direction
Like a seaworthy ship
Certain and unsinkable,
Motivated by the strongest winds
But then we finally realize
We were just an origami sail
Set in smaller pond
Blown here to fore
By the breath
Of a child.
We rock back and forth
Within its confines
Uneasy and afraid
And just as we believe
We understand it well,
The whys and the wherefores
We come to realize
We never understood
Anything at all.
We are an enigma
You and I
Too complex
To wrap our heads
Around its steely truths.
We know not
What lays at its foundation,
For time fades
Where memories wept
But still we strive
To understand
Peeling layer after layer
In hopes of discovery
Only to realize
Sometimes, it’s better left unseen.

© Sumyanna 2015


Submitted for The Daily Post Prompt: sail

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Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

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